Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Feast of 40 Martyrs at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 03/22/18
On Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th of March, the feast of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, and led the divine services there.
Washington, DC: Blessed Days in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 03/21/18
At the conclusion of the retreat, the clergy, enriched by their interaction with their brother clergy from across the Eastern American Diocese, returned home, bringing with them the myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" and her guardian, Sergei Fomin.
Brooklyn, NY: Faithful Participate in Sacrament of Holy Unction in New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 03/21/18
On March 18, the Sunday of St. John Climacus, the Sacrament of Holy Unction was served in the Church of the New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia in Brooklyn, NY. Over 250 Orthodox Christians, including parishioners of church in Brooklyn and across New York, participated in Holy Unction.
Jordanville, NY: 10th Anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus’ Repose commemorated at Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/20/18
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the repose of the widely beloved Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla; +2008), First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, clergy from across the United States and Canada joined Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan at Holy Trinity Monastery...
Photographs of the Diocesan Lenten Clergy Retreat - 03/20/18
On March 12-14, the clergy of the Eastern American Diocese and the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA held a joint Lenten clergy retreat in the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. We offer our readers an extended photoalbum of the retreat here.
Moscow: His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill performs Memorial Litiya for Metropolitan Laurus - 03/17/18
On Friday, March 16, the 10th anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla; (+ March 16, 2008) of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, after a meeting of the Supreme Ecclesiastical Council of the Russian Orthodox Church,
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"The Icon Chose My Arms & Legs to Take It Around the World" – An Interview with Eugene Korolev - 12/02/17
An icon of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos containing a piece of the omophorion of the Mother of God is visiting the churches and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese. Brining the icon from Moscow is the general director of the Russian National Creative Workshop "Art-Project," LLC, and director of the International Foundation for Mutual Development & Strengthening of Spiritual Unity and the Religious & Historical Values of Russian Orthodoxy in the Homeland & Abroad "Under the Protection of the Theotokos," Eugene (Evgeny) Korolev. Mr. Korolev first visited the Diocese in December 2015, when a monument to the Reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church was dedicated at the Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ.
Miami, FL: Report by Priest Mykhailo Mykhailenko on 70th Anniversary of St. Vladimir Parish - 11/30/17
In 2017, St. Vladimir Church in Miami, FL celebrated its 70th anniversary. The festal divine services were held on November 11-12, led by His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan. At lunch after Divine Liturgy, parish cleric Priest Mykhailo Mykhailenko delivered a report about the church’s history:
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Registration is Open for PaTRAM Institute Summer Academy for Conductors and Singers – June 19-24, 2018
The PaTRAM Institute Summer Academy will be held at the Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. This very unique event will accommodate all levels of church musician and will be taught by some of the finest instructors in the world. Courses are available for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels. The Academy, under the direction of Dr. Peter Jermihov, will culminate in the celebration of the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in nearby Howell, NJ.
Visitation Schedule of the Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" in the Eastern American Diocese
On Friday, March 9, the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived in New York City from Moscow. The icon and its guardian were greeted by the secretary of the Eastern American Diocese, Archpriest Serge Lukianov.
New York City: Appeal by Metropolitan Hilarion to Parish Rectors, Directors & Teachers of Parish & Sunday Schools
With our blessing and in the framework of the initiated program "School Piggy Bank," the Prince Vladimir Youth Association (www.youthpv.org), together with the Synodal Youth Department, is organizing financial assistance to the St. Elizabeth Special Needs Orphanage in Minsk, Belarus.
Fletcher, NC: "Diaconate Boot Camp" to be held at St. Nicholas Church
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, from Wednesday the 2nd through Sunday the 6th of May, St. Nicholas Church in Fletcher, NC will be hosting the 2018 "Diaconate Boot Camp."
Historical Audio Recordings of Great Lent in Jerusalem to be Released on Diocesan Website
The Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese has recently undertaken a new project of digitizing several hundred hours of audio recordings from the diocesan archives. With God’s help, these audio recordings will be published in the podcast section of the website as they become available.
Registration for the Summer School of Liturgical Music is Open
Registration is now open for the Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY. The dates for the 2018 session are July 15-28. More information, including cost and registration, can be found on the school’s website here. Questions can also be directed to program officer Valentina Shatalova by e-mail.
Chosen One of the Mother of God
"The 20th Anniversary of Jose’s Murder" – On the 19th Annual Pilgrimage to the Grave of Jose Muñoz-Cortes
The Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Portaitissa" and the Myrrh-Streaming "Montreal" Icon of the Iveron Mother of God
Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky: "Consequences of the 1917 Revolution - Russians in the Lower Hudson Valley"